ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Dennis Tyfus - NICC - May 6th - June 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">NICC is proud to present a new vitrine presentation and a lecture/performance by Belgian artist Dennis Tyfus.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A visual artist best known for his drawings, a performer, a music label owner, an organizer of concerts, a designer of posters and album covers, a musician, a radio host, a tattooist et cetera: it would be hard to describe what Tyfus&rsquo; work comes down to exactly. Or, perhaps, this is exactly what it comes down to: one relentlessly energetic act of transgression in which random boundaries between art and not-art &ndash; or sound and vision, for that matter &ndash; are disregarded. Not (just) to giggle highly at the low, or vice versa, but to be liberated from certain ideas about what art can and cannot be or do.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For his project at NICC, Tyfus uses the vitrine as a medium in its own right. Partly for pragmatic reasons, he chose to spend his entire budget on LP&rsquo;s, some of which he asked NICC to order on the online music platform Discogs. These are hung up as they would be in a record store window: an installation that might confuse passers-by, but at least retains its function of displaying music we should get to know.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the opening evening, Tyfus will play records and talk about them. The act of taking albums out of their sleeves and putting them on will be filmed from above and projected. Both the installation and the performance/lecture turn the artist into a middleman, a mouthpiece for other people&rsquo;s work. More interesting however than the question of who the author is, is the fact that the audience gets to see and hear good things.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 05:59:39 +0000 Amélie Bouvier, Marcin Dudek, Petr Davydtchenko, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Jeroen Jongeleen - Harlan Levey Projects - June 2nd - June 30th <p>This is not a thematic show. It aims to further introduce the diverse practices of gallery artists who did not have solo exhibitions in 2016. One video and one work on paper were selected from a particular body of work central to each artist&rsquo;s practice.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:36:37 +0000